Ohio Wesleyan University seeks a creative and visionary leader to be the inaugural Executive Director of OWU Career Connection. The Executive Director will have the unique opportunity of building a program, in concert with the faculty leadership, that will guide students to fully identify and embrace the endless opportunities before them with an Ohio Wesleyan University education.
Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective, nationally-ranked, residential liberal arts college of 1,600 students founded in 1842 and located on 200 beautiful acres in Delaware, Ohio. The charming city of Delaware retains its small-town qualities while benefiting from its close proximity to downtown Columbus, just 30 minutes from campus. It is situated in Delaware County, which is among the top 20 fastest-growing areas in the country.
The OWU community is active and engaged, and its faculty, staff, and students share informed opinions and ideas in rich campus conversations. Ohio Wesleyan's historic commitment to “practical idealism” affirms that an education that blends theory and practice, thought and action, inquiry and engagement, and the campus and the world has the power to transform the lives of students by equipping them to become leaders who have a compelling impact on the world in which they will live and work. The majority of Ohio Wesleyan students participate in “The OWU Connection,” a personalized and expertly-guided four-year program that includes a guaranteed signature experience – travel, research, or internship – and opportunities to create a degree plan from more than 90 academic majors and 60 minors.
Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Executive Director will partner closely with faculty and staff colleagues to develop and execute a shared vision for a comprehensive and modern career center rooted in OWU's mission of practical idealism, serving students throughout their undergraduate and early postgraduate years. The Executive Director and his or her team will help students prepare for and then thrive in life after OWU.
The Executive Director will be a creative, diplomatic, and innovative leader with a proven track record of building programs, and comprehensive and contemporary knowledge of career and vocation services, best practices, and employment trends.